Sysmän Suvisoitto Festival 30 years

Tuuli2014_Laura_14-09-04_053b_isoSysmän Suvisoitto Festival, which has delighted the summers of the Päijänne Tavastia region, celebrates it’s 30th year. The festival has it’s focus on high-level classical music.

Suvisoitto takes place from June 28th to July 11th, and due to the year of celebration the programme is very vast.
Finnish music has also a few other reasons to celebrate: it has been 150 years from our national composer’s Jean Sibelius’s birth, our present master-composer Aulis Sallinen turned 80 years on April and Olavi Virta, one of the most beloved singers in Finland, was born in Sysmä 100 years ago.

Soprano Laura Pyrrö will perform in three different concerts. Saturday evening’s concert on July 4th introduces the many faces of chamber music, on Sunday the 5th Olavi Virta is reminisced with tango melodies and on Monday the 6th is the turn for Jean Sibelius to enchant the audience with his solo songs.

Other performers in the festival include the founder of Suvisoitto, conductor Ari Rasilainen, baritone Jorma Hynninen, tenor Mika Pohjonen, violinist Minna Pensola, pianisti Risto Lauriala, Jyväskylä Sinfonia Orchestra and Tessa Virta’s Tango Orchestra, among others.

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